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Do people know what a GTZ is?

Postby Guest » Sun Aug 28, 2005 12:17 am

I ended up racing 2 people tonight

Mazda6 on the highway from a 70mph roll... We actually lined up... and I was about to shift down into 3rd but he takes off right away... and he didn't pull very hard with his auto lol I flashed my fogs and he got the idea and slowed down and then we raced from 70mph I raped him like sinbad the ape... Here are the specs from car and driver on the 2005 mazda 6

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Secondly... I am at a redlight... 2 lane to a merge point about 1/6th of a mile ahead to one lane... a bunch of homies in a ford expeditiion are beside me and one of the homies said to the driver yo smoke this beat @$$ beretta... right as the light turned green (no time for me to even launch)

I hear that... light turns green he made his tires squeek just a bit off the line... I didn't even launch... I catch up to him just in time for me to do a very nice chirp into 2nd with my new tires so it was a nice low chirp not that high pitched beat tires sound chirp right when my front tires are at his driverside doors... I looked over and they had this *** look on their faces and I continued to just @$$ rape them like sinbad once again to the merge point by 2 car lengths...

The main reason for this post is that I realized that NOBODY knows what a beretta GTZ is or what a quad 4 is... which is always nice in my part but I swear everyone I talk to who is into cars and under the age of 25 usually never even heard of a quad 4 or a beretta GTZ... Its silly.

Take into account we have a lot of z26's GT's and Bases that are pretty much beat and only one other GTZ in my area (mine is the much nicer of us two  :) )... It makes it quite nice...



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Postby 96BlackRoseZ26 » Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:06 pm

It's nice until someone pulls out if front of you or the other driver and gets hurt or killed.  Sorry..I don't mean to dump on the post, but having a kid and being a parent and all, brings it out.  Save the racing for the track where it is a controlled environment and there is no chance of the idiot who pulls out in front of you because he's talking on his cell phone and not paying attention to the road or the kid riding his bike out of a parking lot and not looking either.(That happened to me just yesterday)  I'd rather let some jerkoff think he got a win on me, than spend the rest of my life thinking about the person/people I injured of killed because I let ego get the better of me.  Not to mention, if you do have the nicer of the 2 GTZs there in town, keep it that way and take care of it.  Don't take chances that could get it smashed up.

Seriously, it is nothing personal.  It's directed at street racing in general so don't take it as a slam against you.  I would just hate to have something like that happen to someone from the board, or anyone for that matter.

Okay, I'm done.  Putting the soapbox away until next time.






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Postby MAJ28 » Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:31 pm

Very nice win, I thought that Mazda6 came with a 265HP v6.  It's always more fun to take the win with onlookers.

My buddy was kinda suprised when on the street one night I beat his '93 Altima auto, he had a few good mods.  He beat me most other times though, especially on the highway.

As far as I'm concerned about street racing, if you know the area well enough and are cautious - 99.99% of the time you'll be fine.  I know I do my street racing on 4 or 6 lane roads with no turn-ons and all guard rail for atleast 1/2 a mile.

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Postby Guest » Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:41 pm

I wouldn't race in an area that I don't know like the back of my hand... Maybe do a quick first gear and chirp second but only up to the posted limit to to show a beretta can do something lol

The race from the light was nice because I went up to maybe 65mph in 2nd before I let off... 55mph posted limit...

I dont even consider it a race because the ford was a boat that I pretty much gave him a little show into 2nd gear and then let off only 10 above the limit...

I typically drive maybe only 2 or 3mph over the limit 90 percent of the time.  But every once in a while its nice to have a 6 to 7k shift instead of my usual 2 1/2-3k shifts.  Even if I get there only at 1/2 throttle maybe getting on a highway.

Racing around or in a residential area... no way... i love living in the land of cornfields where highways are plentiful and have very light traffic :p



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Postby MAJ28 » Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:08 pm

Promise me a ride in that baby when you're in town.  I've only rode in 2 quad's my whole life.   :)


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Postby Ribz80 » Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:10 pm

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Very nice win, I thought that Mazda6 came with a 265HP v6.  It's always more fun to take the win with onlookers.

My buddy was kinda suprised when on the street one night I beat his '93 Altima auto, he had a few good mods.  He beat me most other times though, especially on the highway.

As far as I'm concerned about street racing, if you know the area well enough and are cautious - 99.99% of the time you'll be fine.  I know I do my street racing on 4 or 6 lane roads with no turn-ons and all guard rail for atleast 1/2 a mile.

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There is the 6I which is the 4, and the V6 which has 220hp and runs low to mid 15's.

265hp, you might be thinking of the Maxima.

Those jelly bean Altimas are weak sauce.  Many are autos and I remember racing a kid at school when I was bone stock and he lost by a few car lengths every time.


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Postby MAJ28 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:45 am

I'm almost certain they were advertised at more than 220...  hmmm.

I've gotta give my buddy credit, he had full Greddy Exhaust, u/d pulley, new computer, header, and lowered on 17"s.  (All the while only looking border-line ricey.)






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Postby Guest » Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:16 am

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Promise me a ride in that baby when you're in town.  I've only rode in 2 quad's my whole life.  :)

Of course! It's gonna be awsome meeting up with a few other owners! :banana



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Postby Ribz80 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:46 am

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I'm almost certain they were advertised at more than 220...  hmmm.

I've gotta give my buddy credit, he had full Greddy Exhaust, u/d pulley, new computer, header, and lowered on 17"s.  (All the while only looking border-line ricey.)

It isnt quite on the street yet, but there is  a Mazdaspeed 6 that is AWD and has a 2.3L turbo and 272hp.


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Postby Guest » Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:00 pm

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The main reason for this post is that I realized that NOBODY knows what a beretta GTZ is or what a quad 4 is... which is always nice in my part but I swear everyone I talk to who is into cars and under the age of 25 usually never even heard of a quad 4 or a beretta GTZ... Its silly.

See, that's why.  I would say 70-80% of people who are "into cars" under the age of 25 aren't "into cars".  They're into the whole "boy-racer" scene created by video games and movies.  So if it's not some "tuner car", they know nothing (or very little) about it.  Oh, with the exception of some classic older cars, like the famous "Eleanor" Shelby GT 500 from Gone In Sixty Seconds.

They may like cars, fast cars, maybe even like to make slow cars go fast, and they may know a little to a lot about engines, suspension, transmission, whatever.  But being into cars is a totally different arena.  It would be like someone saying "I'm into electronics because I buy the latest and greatest TV equipment".  Course those people have never wired anything, never seen 74'00s, never had to create multiplexers, inductors, or capacitors.  All they know is "all the guys at Best Buy said this was kick @$$."

Then again, I come from 15 years at the drags watching my father build and fix a '69 Corvette which my mom raced down the quarter.  So I might be a little biased. :)

Just for the records, I'm not into cars.  I just like them a lot.







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Postby I-GOT-BOOST » Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:38 pm

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It's nice until someone pulls out if front of you or the other driver and gets hurt or killed.  Sorry..I don't mean to dump on the post, but having a kid and being a parent and all, brings it out.  Save the racing for the track

Go whine somewhere else!    :angry:

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Postby Z26er » Fri Sep 02, 2005 3:33 pm

you know.. i find that the people who whine always seem have a vehicle that is modified.

Why do we modify our cars boys and girls? to get more HP, and more TQ, resulting in faster acceleration, yet they who whine with modified vehicles  i think are hypocritical in their own right, cause more then likely they hassle that civic del sol more then we do. ( also, why waste your money on modifying if your not gonna use it?)


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Postby berettaagain » Fri Nov 04, 2005 9:41 am

Ok going back to the actual topic involved here............Most people have no idea what a GTZ is because they have never seen them. I have two (well one and a half) and to this day most of the younger guys and gals in my town dont know what the heck it is. It makes me happy to know that I am a little unique in that sense but its a little annoying when people say "Oh It's just a Beretta". Yeah well it is a Beretta.....this is true but I havent been beaten by anything less that a V8 in this town yet.



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Postby berettaspeed » Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:17 pm

i think alot of older people know what the quad is and also its not a very good reputaion at that. they are just kown for blowing up. but very few have had the pleasure of having one that works well for a long period of time. all the kids nowadays know what DSM, integra and civics and SRTs are oh and a "V8". thats it. at least most of them that is. hell one last night his dumb *** didn't know i had a turbo and i told him i had an intake leak and he believed me  dumbass ppl. LOL


by the V8 remark im not bashing the post above me, but im sure even your stock beretta can beat a V8 camaro 3rd gen RS. the thing is V8 is not always fast thats what i am getting at. alot of the 80s GM and early 90 had crap for gearing and that V8 just fell on its face. and alot of people(older and younger) think V8 ohh my gosh its sooo fast






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Postby nicky gio88gt » Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:23 am

I dont really think it was so much the gearing. Those engines just didnt have any power. The 305 h.o for instance didnt even see 200hp til the late 80's, I can remember being in englishtown nj watchin my pops in his 87 5.0 mustang with the optional 3.08 rear race the monte ss's and iroc-z camaros and he'd beat them so bad the races werent close to being close.


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